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Sunday, January 27, 2013

V-V-V-Very Valentine's & You Can Win One!

Have you looked at the calendar? At the end of this week comes February.

Have you noticed a lot of pink, red, and white on other people's blogs? I have and well, I like it. I love the froo froo girly girly stuff. Even if I myself am not froo froo and girly girly!

I have also been creating some Valentine activities and I would love for you to have them. I'm willing to give one of each away.

All you have to do is:
  • be a follower of this blog.
  • leave me a comment of which one you like.
  • leave me your email address
  • tell me the blog that you LOVE to follow (besides mine of course!)
I will pick 3 winners on Thursday after school.

The first one I made is to help with fact and opinion. These cute little cards have a statement on them. Your child must read them and decide if they are a fact or an opinion. Pretty easy to do. But oh so good practice for your students. It's called Love Bugs Facts and Opinions. You can get it by clicking on the link.

The second thing I made is a practice in verb tenses. It's called Valentine Verb Tenses.  Each verb is underlined. The students must match up the other verbs with the main one, then decide which one is spelled wrong. That's the one they write on the answer key. 

And the last one I'm highlighting today is my Love In Alphabetical Order. It's a basic practice in ABC order, but there is some sorting of the matching cards first, then they put them in ABC order. There is a recording sheet included in case you'd like this to be a writing activity. 

And here's a freebie if you're still hanging around to read all of this.
I call it a Back to Back.
Students sit back to back with a lapboard for a hard surface. One student will say, "color the word stirrup pink." So they both color that pink. They DO NOT turn around to be sure that they have the right  word. Then the other player tells them what word and what color to use. This continues until the whole figure is colored in. THEN they share their pictures to see how well they read, listen and have chosen the right colors to use. (They can only use the colors that are listed at the top of the page.) In the end the picture will look crazy colored this way, but it will be a good oral language and listening activity for them. 

Don't forget to leave me a message!



  1. Hi Patty! I love your freebie! What a great idea :) I would love to win the buggy fact/opinion activity. Soo cute! One of my favorite blogs to follow is Sarah over at first grader..at last. Her ideas are awesome! Have a great week :)


  2. I love your fact and opinion cards! One of my favorite blogs to follow is Classroom Freebies -- gotta love the freebies :)

    Mindful Rambles

  3. oops -- my email is Rachaelaschauer@gmail.com

  4. Would love to win your Valentine Verb Tenses! One of my favorite blogs to follow is a year of many firsts!


  5. Would love the Love in Valentine Order. I'm your blog follower. One of my favorite blogs is Babbling Abby's!


  6. Hi Patty! I would love to have the verb tenses. I teach 2nd grade also! I am a follower and my e-mail is lavoieg@sad44.org. One of my favorite blogs is Step into 2nd grade with Mrs. Lemons. I love Amy's things. Have a super day!

  7. Hello! I am new to your blog and I like what I see! I would like the Valentine Fact/Opinion activity. One of my favorite blogs in Sunny Days in Second Grade! Love your back to back idea!

  8. Oh my gosh - I LOVE the back to back idea!!! And, I pinned your TpT stuff. You can track them here:

    I love following every single one listed above AND Katie Knight at Teacher to the Core. :)

    Hope you get a chance to enter my giveaway!

    Growing Firsties is giving away Erin Condren and more!

  9. I just found your blog and love it. Thanks. I'd love to win. Another blog I like is Step Into 2nd Grade. I also teach 2nd. I like all these products, but Verb Tenses is my favorite.

    1. Susan, I was looking for you in my list of followers because I wanted to follow your blog. . . .Do you have one? I'm always looking for another 2nd blog to follow!

  10. Forgot my e-mail: jeanette.rivera@fresnounified.org

  11. I follow your blog. I would love to receive your Love in Alphabetical Order. I like The Teeny Tiny Teacher Blog.


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